• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

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    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

  • Jackie Ricciardi

    Staff photojournalist

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    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 2 comments on BU Students Flock to CAS Course on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  1. Another book students of this issue should read to gain an understanding of the Palestinian perspective is Israeli historian Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.

  2. Bravo, Profs. Anderson, Karlinsky, and Hodin!

    Boston University students need to be challenged, not coddled, and certainly not catechized and indoctrinated. They should be exposed to a broad range of perspectives and engage with the best arguments on all sides of issues that divide our society.

    Universities should never be ideological monocultures. BU administration would be wise to adopt a policy of institutional neutrality and instead support more forums and courses such as the ones featured in this article. A campus culture of robust free inquiry produces students (and future leaders) who think for themselves, and that should always be the prime objective.

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